Health, Aging, and Body Composition Study
- Start Year
- End Year
- funded by NIAMS, the Cognitive Vitality Substudy which focused on maintenance of cognitive function with aging, and an energy expenditure study (funded by NIDDK with a follow-up funded by NIDDK, CDC, NIA and NIMHD), in which doubly-labeled water and resting metabolic rate were used to assess level of physical activity, pulmonary function measurement funded through an R01, and a peripheral nerve function study (with follow-up at Year 11 for the whole cohort (funded by an NIA RO1). An MRI of the brain and additional mobility assessment was added in a subgroup through a grant funded by an NIA K-award.
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- Study design
- Population cohort
- Follow Up
- Of the 3,075 participants enrolled, 1,803 participants had a both a baseline (1997–1998) and a valid 2002–2003 (5-year follow-up) CT scan. Between baseline and follow-up, 378 participants died and 589 participants were unable to attend the 2002–2003 exam.
Santanasto, A. J., Goodpaster, B. H., Kritchevsky, S. B., Miljkovic, I., Satterfield, S., Schwartz, A. V., Cummings, S. R., Boudreau, R. M., Harris, T. B., & Newman, A. B. (2017). Body Composition Remodeling and Mortality: The Health Aging and Body Composition Study. The journals of gerontology. Series A, Biological sciences and medical sciences, 72(4), 513–519. https://doi.org/10.1093/gerona/glw163
- Sources of Recruitment
Number of participants
- Number of participants
- Number of participants with biosamples
- Supplementary Information
- Aged 70-79 at baseline; 45 % of the women and 33 % of the men are African-American.
Availability of data and biosamples